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Historical Items

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Bates College

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Item 7342

Bates College

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John Bertram Hall at Bates College

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Exhibits

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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

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Maine Through the Eyes of George W. French

George French, a native of Kezar Falls and graduate of Bates College, worked at several jobs before turning to photography as his career. He served for many years as photographer for the Maine Development Commission, taking pictures intended to promote both development and tourism.

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Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."

Site Pages

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Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

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Maine Central Institute

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - The Crew

At that time, Kate was a recent graduate of Bates College where she studied Anthropology with concentrations in ‘Environment, Place & History’ and…

My Maine Stories

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Why I came to Maine and what's kept me here
by Kate Webber

I came to Maine for college but then got involved in contradance and museums.

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USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day

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My life as a revolutionary knitter
by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes